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His Kind of Woman -- Deported crime boss (Raymond Burr) needs to re-enter the United States to run his operation.


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Release Date:
29 August 1951 (USA) See more »
They were two of a kind ! ...and bound to meet, but neither of them knew what such a meeting would mean!
A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Dan Milner

Jane Russell ... Lenore Brent

Vincent Price ... Mark Cardigan

Tim Holt ... Bill Lusk

Charles McGraw ... Thompson / Narrator
Marjorie Reynolds ... Helen Cardigan

Raymond Burr ... Nick Ferraro
Leslie Banning ... Jennie Stone (as Leslye Banning)

Jim Backus ... Myron Winton
Philip Van Zandt ... Jose Morro
John Mylong ... Martin Krafft
Carleton G. Young ... Gerald Hobson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Card Player (uncredited)
Tol Avery ... Fat Hoodlum (uncredited)
Sam Balter ... Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Howard Batt ... Pilot (uncredited)
Richard Bergren ... Milton Stone (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Lodge Bartender (uncredited)
Mary Brewer ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Thompson's First Henchman (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Card Player (uncredited)
James Burke ... Barkeeper in Nogales (uncredited)
Gwen Caldwell ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)

Anthony Caruso ... Tony (uncredited)
Robert Cornthwaite ... Hernandez (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Seaman (uncredited)
Jim Davies ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Daniel De Laurentis ... Mexican Boy in Nogales (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Marietta Elliott ... Redhead (uncredited)
Paul Fierro ... Charles (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Sam (uncredited)
George Ford ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Corley (uncredited)
Barbara Freking ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer ... Countess (uncredited)
Ralph Gomez ... Mexican Foreman (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Seaman (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... Arnold (uncredited)
Henry Guttman ... Man (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Stacy Harris ... Harry (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Customer (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Seaman (uncredited)
Don House ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Policeman (uncredited)
Geraldine Jordan ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
William Justine ... Gyppo (uncredited)

Al Kikume ... Island Policeman (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Thompson's Henchman #2 (uncredited)
Joyce Mackenzie ... Lady Gwendolyn in Film (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Lt. Rodriguez (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Billy Nelson ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Seaman (uncredited)
Edwin Rand ... Policeman (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Card Player (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... Corley's Servant (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Guitarist (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Gunman (uncredited)

Mamie Van Doren ... Lodge Guest at Bar (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Seaman (uncredited)
Ernö Verebes ... Esteban - Morro Servant (uncredited)

Dan White ... Tex Kearns (uncredited)
Joy Windsor ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Seaman (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Pianist (uncredited)
Maria Sen Young ... Swaying Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
John Farrow 
Richard Fleischer (uncredited)
Writing credits
Frank Fenton (written by) and
Jack Leonard (written by)

Gerald Drayson Adams  story (uncredited)
Earl Felton  uncredited
Richard Fleischer  uncredited
Howard Hughes  uncredited

Produced by
John Farrow .... producer
Robert Sparks .... producer
Robert Fellows .... producer (uncredited)
Howard Hughes .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
Eda Warren 
Production Design by
J. McMillan Johnson 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Baur .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sam Ruman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound (as John Tribby)
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Howard Greer .... gowns: Miss Russell
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Other crew
Howard Hughes .... presenter
Boyd Cabeen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carmen Cabeen .... stand-in: Jane Russell (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
120 min | West Germany:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1951) | Sweden:(Banned) (1951-1965) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (tv rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (1998) | USA:Approved (PCA #14533) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

In later interviews, Robert Mitchum admitted that much of the script was made up as they went along.See more »
Continuity: One of the three whip marks on Milner's back is missing when he escapes his captors and backs away down the ship's corridor.See more »
Dan Milner:[to a self-proclaimed heiress] I haven't met as many rich dames as I'd like to, but I know one thing - they all have a terror of talking about their dough.See more »
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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
The first great anti-noir?, 22 May 2001
Author: Alice Liddel ( from dublin, ireland

This brilliant and mind-boggling film noir might be more properly called an anti-noir, doing for the crime movie what 'The Missouri Breaks' would do for the Western. It's not every noir hero who both offers marriage guidance AND does his own ironing.

'His Kind of Woman' is, in fact, three movies. It starts off as a fairly straight film noir, although its poker-faced pastiche of 'Out of the Past' is a little TOO poker-faced. Then, when the hero goes to Mexico to meet the other characters, the plot stops dead and enters narrative limbo, in a kind of noir precursor to Bunuel's 'The Exterminating Angel': Six Noir Characters In Search Of A Plot.

Then lunacy truly takes hold, as the plot eventually arrives, and Vincent Price, playing a barmy ham actor, takes over from Mitchum (magnificent as ever, baffled and goaded by a plot even less alert than he!) as the presiding spirit, and turns a moody thriller into the giddiest farce, where all the unpleasant aspects of film noir (fatalism, misogyny) are happily overturned. Proof that genre-busting didn't begin with Melville or Godard.

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